Main duties and responsibilities
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) employs more than 16, 700 staff members in 138 countries. For over half a century, UNHCR has helped millions of people to restart their lives. They include refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.
The UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs in Brussels (RREUA) is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the following position: Policy Associate (G-6) - Position PN 10031056.
The Policy Associate will be part of the Policy and Legal Support Unit (PLUS) within RREUA. S/he will work under the supervision of the Senior Policy Officer. Advice may also be provided by relevant functional units at Headquarters. External contacts are with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, with a particular focus on liaison with the European Council/Council of the European Union (EU) as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Brussels in order to assist in promoting/implementing UNHCR’s objectives and activities.
The incumbent will have the authority to help propose which key contacts/counterparts to approach and which activities to prioritize for policy/advocacy initiatives and assist implement all aspects of an outreach and advocacy strategy involving the European Council/Council of the EU, other key actors as well as develop relations with the think tanks and other key agencies based in Brussels.
Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience
Desirable qualifications & competencies
Fixed-Term Appointment of 1 year renewable.
Start date is early May 2019.
Interested candidates must fill in the Personal History (P.11) form in English, including the Letter of Interest section, which can be obtained at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc. The completed Personal History form is to be submitted, together with a CV, by 7 April 2019 at 24:00 to [email protected] with ‘Policy Associate’ and the candidate’s surname in the subject.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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